Jan. 14, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 22 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team posted a 195.800 in a quad meet win over No. 11 Michigan, Washington and Kent State Saturday afternoon in St. John Arena. The Wolverines finished second with a 195.275 followed by Washington at 195.175 and the Golden Flashes at 192.975.
The win over the Wolverines is the first for the Buckeyes since topping Michigan at the 2012 Big Ten Championships.
“We started out really strong tonight,” Carey Fagan, Ohio State head coach, said. “We had five or six stuck landings on vault. We’ve talked a lot this week about building momentum and starting out strong so our vault lineup really did that and set us up for the next three events. It was a great team effort tonight and we’re really excited about the win.”
The Buckeyes moved to uneven bars in the second rotation, earning a 49.075. Hofland paced the Buckeyes with a 9.850 for a second-place finish while Olivia Aepli and Jaine VanPutten each posted a career-high 9.825 to tie for third.
Through two rotations, the Buckeyes held the lead with a 98.200.
Mattern finished third in the all-around with a 39.125.
The Buckeyes host Iowa at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 on Father/Daughter Day at St. John Arena.